CHENNAI: Congress functionaries belonging to 11 districts including Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram participating in the zonal meet on Tuesday at Sathyamurthy Bhavan, stressed the need for granting more powers to the TNCC president to maintain discipline in the party,complaining that the TNCC leader had to seek permission from the high command even to act on petty issues.
The views of the Congress functionaries will be compiled into a report and handed over to the AICC president, Sonia Gandhi, by Mukul Wasnik, central observer for Tamil Nadu who conducted the zonal meet.
The demand comes amid opposition voiced by Chidambaram on the expulsion of six of his supporters in Coimbatore.
TNCC president EVKS Elangovan, speaking to reporters,dismissed questions on the views of former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti saying that he did not want to waste his time by answering their questions. He also said the vacant posts in the party would soon be filled and contended that there was nothing wrong with the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi taking a break.
“Even former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee took a break when he was in office,” he added.
Referring to the act of karate expert Shihan Hussaini who nailed his hands and feet, Elangovan challenged the karate exponent to nail himself by persons sent by him.